Columbia Center for the Arts offers art education, outreach and art classes for both seasoned artists and beginning art students in all disciplines from literary arts, theater, visual arts and more.
We offer art appreciation opportunities for the general public, as well as partnering opportunities with local schools. We have a classroom set up as an art studio, and is available for rent by art teachers and others who want to teach their own classes.
Education is a cornerstone of our mission as a center. We hope you join us in an art class or other art education opportunity in the near future.
All kinds of artists are needed for a great performance, from writers and musicians to visual artists and dancers--and of course, the actors and crew. This camp will give students the opportunity to engage with all forms of art as they bring a favorite book to the stage.
Tuesdays this spring, join Kristina Hinchliff to learn and practice handwork techniques. Whether you're an artist who has never picked up needle and thread, an embroiderer who's never been into an art center, or are simply looking for a creative outlet, this is the workshop for you!
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Qiang’s approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas.
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Join Hood River photographers Peter Marbach and Brian Chambers for an inspiring and educational morning designed to help you learn the fundamentals of great landscape photography. This class is suitable as an introduction to the fundamentals of digital outdoor photography and for advanced amateurs.
In this workshop, Karen Watson will help students who already have some experience with pastels take their paintings to the next level. We'll revisit a few basics and then jump into exploring creative combinations of color, with special attention to value relationships. Karen will also help students finesse and hone their application techniques.
This class will explore the basics of making three kinds of books: (1) a single-sheet book, (2) a single-section pamphlet book and (3) an accordion book. We will also investigate other enhancements such as adding simple pop-up elements, or creating "flag" books and shadow or tunnel books.
Visual and performing arts classes for kids and teens, held at the Columbia Center for the Arts Studio. Classes generally run Monday through Thursday, either during a morning or afternoon session. Tuition includes all materials and a daily healthful snack. Scholarships are available.
In this workshop with award-winning Portland artist Rene Eisenbart, students will learn how to design a portrait that cannot be ignored, focusing on describing features accurately, knowing where to use ambiguity for greatest effect, and experimenting with unusual color pallettes, styles, and techniques.
Join award-winning plein air artist Aimee Erickson for two days in the field as we turn our eyes to the beauty of nature. Learn to capture qualities of light and atmosphere and practice composing with intention. In the mornings we'll work outside, with a short demo on the first morning. Be prepared to do several small studies; afternoons will be spent in the classroom where we will work with our small studies to make successful pictures.
This oil painting class is designed for novices and experts alike. Cathleen's techniques are meant to meet every artist wherever you are in your painting journey.
Join us in the studio Friday mornings, 9-noon, to draw, paint, or sculpt from a live model. We’ll provide the model, easels and tables; you bring your art supplies and enjoy honing your skills. All skill levels are welcome.
Call Columbia Center for the Arts,
541-387-8877, ext 114, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.